Should You Put Castor Oil in Your Belly Button?

                                              Castor oil seeds

The latest TikTok craze is calling for the application of castor oil in the belly button, a so-called “ancient” practice that will do everything from detoxification and improving your digestion to enhancing bowel movements and even making you more fertile. So what is this all about?

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The reward of eternal joy

August 29

Feast of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

“His persecutors had demanded not that he should deny Christ, but only that he should keep silent about the truth. But to endure temporal agonies for the sake of the truth was not a heavy burden for such men as John; rather it was easily borne and even desirable, for he knew eternal joy would be his reward.”

-St. Bede the Venerable about St. John the Baptist

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